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South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB

OBITUARY

Lena Joyce McKay

March 31, 1932September 18, 2019
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Lena Joyce McKay passed away peacefully at the Southwood Hospice on September 18, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Lena is lovingly remembered by her children Wayne (Barb), Brian and Sherry (Roger); grandchildren Christie (Will), Scott (Sophie), Brad, Michelle and Ally; and great-grandchildren Kate, Jacob, Ryan, Isabelle and Margot. She is also survived by four sisters and three brothers. She was predeceased by her loving husband Danny and one sister.

Mom was born in Golden, B.C. and raised in Carstairs, AB. Mom and Dad moved to Okotoks and made many life-long friends there. They later moved to Drumheller and eventually settled in Calgary.

Mom’s greatest love was spending time with her family, camping, dancing and listening to music. She was a long time employee of the Bank of Commerce and proud to volunteer for the Calgary Police Service after her retirement.

A Memorial Service will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate), on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Lena’s memory directly to a charity of their choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, September 27, 2019

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Shannon Dueck

September 27, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Lena always had smiles for us whenever we visited during the years she was part of our family gatherings. She had such a nice way about her and I really appreciated the kindness she showed my grandfather, Ron. She was a real bright spot in his life. May many warm memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Valerie Nelson (Robinson)

September 26, 2019

I will always remember fun times at the McKays when we would go with our Mom and Dad, Naomi and Larry Robinson. Mom and Dad and Lena and Danny would play cards and we would play together with their three kids. We were always sad when the card game was over and it was time to go home. I will always remember the wonderful friendship between our Mom and Lena and always was fond of Lena and her sense of humour and wonderful laugh. She was always fun to be around. Deepest sympathy for your loss and so glad our paths crossed in her lifetime.

Ted Kitsco

September 23, 2019

To the McKay family ~ We send our deepest condolences to you all ~ I remember when Lena and Danny came to our place in Beverly years ago visiting us and Mom and Dad ~ and on St Albert Trail ~
We will always remember the good times with them Our prayers and thought s go out to you all ~

Sincerely Ted Kitsco and Family ~

karen wilson

September 22, 2019

Wayne, Brian, Sherry and families - So very sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Lena. My heart aches for you all. I have such fond memories of the times spent with the McKays - especially the mountain of grilled cheese she would make after we spent the days climbing the hoodoos in Drumheller We are all blessed by having our Mothers in our lives for such a very long time (good family genes passed on from Steve and Pearl) My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Mike Marian and Family Wojcik

September 21, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of Lena~
Memories of the good times spent with her ~ will be more precious as time goes by ~
May God help you all through this very sad time ~
God Bless~

Mike and Marian Wojcik and Family~

Joyce Murphy

September 21, 2019

Sherry,Brian,Wayne and families,my deepest condolences to you all. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,but love leaves memories no one can steal. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Ronda Noble(Robinson)

September 21, 2019

Lena and Danny and their kids spent lots of time with the Robinson gang in Okotoks. They were great friends and I will always fondly remember those memories. Lena had a smile that could light up the room and an infectious laugh that made me smile. Very kind lady.

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